Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Sink Scott, Please!!


Oh my goodness. Florida state political scene is a zoo, (while California is probably a circus show). It has been the most expensive and down right nasty mid-term election in a long while. The current governor forfeited a sure bet at a second term as governor to run in the U.S. Senate race. I'm sure he thought it was a good idea at the time given the political climate, as he had his eyes on the presidency and saw the trend leading towards senators. My how things change so quickly!! He ends up being ousted from the Republican party, running as an Independent and ultimately losing the election. Kendrick Meek, the Democratic nominee actually won more votes than originally projected. Possibly sympathetic votes due to the rumor that Bill Clinton asked him to drop out of the race. Now, we have Marco Rubio who is waaaaay to conservative for me but I can live with that. He now no longer directly impacts state policy (he is a current Florida state legislator). It is Rick Scott that I am worried about!

The Florida gubernatorial race has been interesting indeed! In a race that was sure to be one between our Attorney General Bill McCollum and current state CFO Alex Sink, we are going over-time a with less than 1% advantage of Rick Scott over Alex Sink!! Are you kidding me??
Both Rubio and Scott are Tea-Party favorites and Scott is gong-ho over trimming government and reducing government expenditures. Um, I work for this said government in an area where they are constantly trimming and is the greatest state expenditure. Medicaid. I don't see how his camp is chants how they are going to create jobs when they are sure to cut those of state workers.

Praying for an upset in over-time. It is Wednesday 11am, the election is way over. I guess Florida is poised to have some election drama every 10 years.
*Update* Alex Sink has conceded. AND my congressman Allen Boyd (for 13 years)was ousted. I'm preparing my resume/CV now.
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